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Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona 1923-2012) was a painter, sculptor and theorist who became one of the most influential European artists of his generation. Antoni Tàpies’ first artistic attempts began during a long convalescence following a serious illness, after which his increasing dedication to painting and drawing led him to abandon his university education in the mid 1940's. Influenced by Miró and Klee, he became increasingly interested in iconographic and magical subjects. He gradually began to incorporate geometrical elements and colour studies leading to an interest in matter through the use of heavily textured canvases of great expressive and communicative possibilities.

With these works, Tàpies achieved international recognition by the mid-1950s. In the 1960s, he began incorporating new iconographic elements (writing, signs, anthropomorphic elements, footprints and references to the Catalan situation), and new technical methods (new surfaces, use of everyday objects and varnish). Tàpies’ pictorial language has continued to develop ever since, resulting in a creative and productive body of work that is admired throughout the world.

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Selected Works

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Oval 327

1991

Paint and crayon on corrugated cardboard mounted on canvas

82 x 125.5 cm (32 932 x 49 1332 inches)

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Perfil metàl·lic

1993

Collage and embossing on metal plate

100 x 84.5 cm (39 38 x 33 932 inches)

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Mitjà hàbil núm. 3

2007

Varnish and crayon on canvas

Unframed100 x 81 cm (39 38 x 31 78 inches) Framed102.5 x 83.5 x 5.5 cm (40 1132 x 32 78 x 2 532 inches)

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Collage i pintura

1992

Mixed media and collage on wood

146 x 114 x 10 cm (57 1532 x 44 78 x 3 1516 inches)

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Crani-perfil

2006

Paint on paper

Unframed28 x 37.5 cm (11 132 x 14 34 inches) Framed49.5 x 58.5 x 2 cm (19 12 x 23 132 x 2532 inches)

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Exhibitions

Estar a la lluna

Fonteta
Aug 07 - Sep 26, 2021

We’re delighted to present the second chapter of the joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard, taking place in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.

The exhibition, conceived in two chapters, brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.

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Parar la fresca

Fonteta
Jun 18 - Aug 03, 2021

We’re delighted to present a joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.

The exhibition, conceived in two chapters (the first opening June 18th and the second August 7th) brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.

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La mel

Madrid
Nov 14 - Jan 30, 2021

NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to present La mel, an exhibition by Antoni Tàpies featuring a series of unpublished works. Made in close collaboration with the estate of Antoni Tàpies, this exhibition seeks to offer an expanded reading of the significance of the artist’s recurrent use of a material as specific as varnish.

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One strike, everything is scattered

Madrid
Jun 13 - Jul 25, 2020

The works proposed in the exhibition relinquish painting’s classical condition and elaborate new narratives on the pictorial medium and its cosmologies.

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